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Discover Financial welcomes David L. Rawlinson II to its Board of Directors

By Pavithra R

February 24, 2021

  • Discover Financial
  • USA
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Discover Financial welcomes David L. Rawlinson II to its Board of Directors
David L. Rawlinson II

Discover Financial, a digital banking and payments services company, has announced the joining of David L. Rawlinson II, chief executive officer of NielsenIQ, to its Board of Directors.

Mr Rawlinson is joining Discover with significant expertise in global e-commerce, consumer data, consumer trends, and digital business-to-business operations. He is a former presidential appointee to the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations and served as a senior advisor for economic policy with the White House National Economic Council.

Before joining Nielsen Holdings, Rawlinson was president of the Global Online Business at W.W. Grainger Inc. from 2015 to 2020. He also served as a member of the Nielsen Holdings Board since 2017. Previously, he served as VP of operations for Grainger’s online business in 2015 and as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary from 2012 to 2014. He served on the Board of MonotaRO from 2014 to 2019. Prior to his work at Grainger, Rawlinson also held executive roles with ITT Exelis, formerly ITT Corp. 

“David adds another expert perspective to the deep experience of our current Board with his track record of success in digital commerce. His background in information solutions and global perspective will help Discover continue to succeed as a leading digital consumer bank,” said Roger Hochschild, CEO and president of Discover.

Rawlinson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from The Citadel, a law degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Established in 1986, Discover Financial Services is a digital banking and payment services company. The firm’s mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future. It has more than 48mn merchant acceptance locations and 2 mn ATM and cash access locations worldwide. Recently, Discover and Sezzle signed agreement to expand acceptance of Sezzle’s BNPL feature.

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